Lukas mentioned QNTC - that's the other side of NetServer - and it does work. But we find that an easier, more reliable, faster solution is NFS - Network File System - iSeries long has had the ability to be an NFS client (or server, for that matter). So we tend to discourage QNTC. Both NFS & QNTC require remounting at IPL - the connection is not persistent over IPLs - so put mount commands in your QSTRUP.

You do need to install an NFS server on the Windows machine - that is a free download from Microsoft. Anonymous access from a limited set of IP addresses can be set up. If you need more strict security, NFS uses what are called UIDs or GIDs - our iSeries user profiles do have those - but they'd need to be set up, if you need tighter security. Anonymous access can be adequate for most people, if you keep it all internal and have only the iSeries able to connect.

You can find some articles on NFS at our company knowledge base wiki site (free, no sales stuff or whatever)

If you search for NFS there, you'll find a number of articles, including these two --

Both have references to one of our products - including commands to mount and unmount the shares (DOCMOUNT and DOCUNMOUNT IIRC). The first article, however, gives you the settings we use in the IBM MOUNT command that DOCMOUNT uses, so you can use the same ones. Basically, it is easy to generalize from these articles to your own use.


At 04:09 PM 10/24/2007, you wrote:

I have an attached Windows machine with a directory on it that I would
love to be able to write to directly from my System i via the IFS. Is
it real rocket science to set this up? Anyone know where there is some
easily understood documentation for this?


Rich Loeber
Kisco Information Systems

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